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WHUT
Dec 31, 2012 7:30am EST
headlines in 2013. welcome. i'm bob abernethy and this is our look ahead at the top religion stories we expect to be covering in 2013. we do this with the help of kim lawton, managing editor of this program, kevin eckstrom, editor in chief of religion news service, and e.j. dionne, a senior fellow at the brookings institution, a professor at georgetown university and a columnist for the washington post. welcome to you all. one of the big events of the new year will be the inauguration of barack obama to a second term, so we asked a wide variety of religion leaders what they hope for during the president's next term. >> if president obama would revert back to the, that young, powerful, firey spokesperson in the 2004 democratic national convention who talked about reconciling the blue and the red state, about the god of the blue state and the god of the red state that i believe that he has a chance to really emerge as a transformative catalytic president reconciling our nation. we are more polarized today than ever before. >> i'm hoping that he would be able to work, well that congress
WETA
Dec 23, 2012 10:30am EST
>>> coming up, our special program looking back at the top religion and ethics stories of 2012 welcome. i'm bob abernethy, and this is our annual look back at the top religion and ethics news of the year. religion and ethics managing editor kim lawton is here, and so are kevin eckstrom, editor in chief of religion news service, and e.j. dionne, senior fellow at the brookings institution, professor at georgetown university and columnist for "the washington post." welcome to you all. kim has put together a short video reminder of what happened in 2012. >> a wave of mass shootings renewed age-old theological discussions about evil, suffering and tragedy. especially after the massacre at the connecticut elementary school, many religious leaders repeated calls for stricter gun control measures. some called it a pro-life issue. one of the mass shootings took place in a house of worship. in august, six people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sikh temple in oak creek, wisconsin. once again, religion played an important role in the presidential election. for the first time eve
WHUT
Dec 9, 2012 8:30am EST
800 children are housed at several centers. this one taking in the overflow functions out of converted shipping containers. the shelter's young managers themselves grew up here. billie jean is one. he was brought at age 3 to the orphanage. today he works to master english and is in law school. >> my mother was pregnant very early, about 16 years old. my father took off. then my mother couldn't take care of me. she decided to -- she heard about it, and she decided to put me there. >> his mother visits occasionally he says, but the orphanage is very much his family. >> that's our goal, it to restore the family over one generation to raise the children together so they have memories of their own childhood, restored childhood and later in life they become aunts and uncles to each other's children and their family regenerates after a generation. that's our goal. we have a community of families broken by tragedy. >> the tragedy of haiti's aids epidemic brought big change for the organization and him himself. hiv was bringing in very ill children that the orphanages were ill-he equi
PBS
Dec 16, 2012 10:00am PST
the country expressed outrage over the deadly shooting rampage at the connecticut elementary school--one of the worst mass shootings ever--faith leaders called for special prayers for the victims, their families, and the children who witnessed the tragedy. amid more debates on capitol hill over e so-cled fiscal cliff, religious groups continued pushing congress to reach a fair deal. several faith groups were also watching closely as the supreme court announced it would take up two important cases dealing with same - sex marriage. today, we have a special report from tim o'brien on the issues and personal stories behind these cases. one is the defense of marriage act, doma, passed by congress in 1996. the other is the famous proposition 8, in caiforni which would hav fordden same-sex marriage in that state. >> four years ago, voters in california approved proposition 8, an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage in the state, only to have it overturned two years later by a federal judge who said the amendment denied gays and lesbians the equal protection of th
PBS
Dec 2, 2012 10:00am PST
a "matter of urgency." >>> meanwhile, at the vatican last weekend, six new cardinals received their red hats, and for the first time in many years the group did not include any italians or other europeans. the new cardinals came from colombia, india, lebanon, nigeria, the philippines and the u.s. but the full college of cardinals remains heavily european. >>> charities, including several religious groups, reportedly raised at least $10 million online in one day this week, as part of an effort called giving tuesday. organizers encouraged people to donate or volunteer on that day as an antidote to the consumerism of so-called "black friday" and "cyber monday." according to the center on philanthropy at indiana university, charitable giving in the u.s. overall was up in 2011 by nearly 4%. giving had fallen off because of the recession, but it began coming back in 2010. gifts to religious groups in 2011 remained the largest single category, but religious giving d decline a little. at the same time, giving to the arts, culture and the humanities last year was estimated to be have gone up
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